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Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese buyer could happen

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Former FCA analyst pleads guilty in UAW probe

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Fiat Chrysler, Google Begin Offering Rides in Self-driving Cars

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Fiat Chrysler to put $1 billion into U.S. jobs and revive Jeep Wagoneer

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles Due To Faulty Air Bags

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Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles for defect that affects air bags

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Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

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Feds: Honest Abe pen tied to UAW-FCA scandal
Detroit — The luxury fountain pens former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV executive Alphons Iacobelli is accused of buying with money siphoned from a UAW training center are so rare, only 50 were available worldwide. According to federal prosecutors, Iacobelli bought two. A new government filing obtained by The Detroit News pinpoints the defining symbol of a $4.5 million scandal and offers insight into the man at the center of a high-profile federal indictment alleging corruption between one of Detroit’s Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers, experts say   Read More ...
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Sporty driving could disable Chrysler minivan seat belt
Detroit — If you drive your Chrysler minivan too fast and too furious, one of the second-row seat belts might unbuckle. So Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 50,000 Pacifica vans in the U.S. and Canada from the 2017 and 2018 model years, all with an eight-passenger seating option. The automaker says that during sporting driving, the center buckle could hit the release button on the left buckle and cause it to unlatch   Read More ...
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Howes: GM, three FCA brands skip Frankfurt auto show
The center of the automotive universe this week is in Frankfurt, Germany, and what’s missing? Oh, roughly two-thirds of Detroit’s automakers. Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Fiat, Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands are skipping the biennial confab, a move that’s not nearly as suspect as it would have been just a few years ago. Not when auto shows, including Detroit’s own, increasingly are proving optional on the global industry calendar   Read More ...
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FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec
Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles canceled on Friday an Aug. 24 media event at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant at which CEO Sergio Marchionne was to have appeared with government and United Auto Workers officials, including Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW’s Fiat Chrysler unit. The event was intended to mark the beginning of production of the Jeep Cherokee, relocated from its previous home in Toledo, Ohio, following a $350 million retooling of the Belvidere plant northwest of Chicago   Read More ...
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Feds charge key witness in UAW-FCA corruption scandal
Detroit – Federal prosecutors snagged a second key witness Friday in a $4.5 million corruption scandal involving the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Former labor executive Virdell King was charged Friday with accepting illegal payments from Fiat Chrysler and could plead guilty in coming days for her role in a corruption scandal that prosecutors say involved funneling millions of dollars worth of payoffs to labor leaders and auto executives   Read More ...
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Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese buyer could happen
In today's political environment, a sale of Fiat Chrysler, the Italian-American automaker, to a Chinese company seems far-fetched. But analysts say it could happen. Here's why: Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, facing the need to catch up to its rivals on both electric vehicles and self-driving car technology, could turn to a Chinese buyer to solve its problems because it has few other alternatives   Read More ...
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Chinese automaker reportedly bids for Fiat Chrysler
A Chinese automaker reportedly made a quiet bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, raising the distinct possibility that the traditional member of the Detroit Three that was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers could wind up with Chinese ownership. After years of pursuing a deal to gain greater global scale, the Italian-American recently rejected an acquisition bid by an unidentified Chinese automaker, according to Automotive News   Read More ...
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Former FCA analyst pleads guilty in UAW probe
Buy Photo. Ann Arbor — A former financial analyst with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV who is charged with helping to improperly channel more than $1 million in blue-collar training funds to union officials pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Jerome Durden, 61, of Rochester Hills, faced charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and failure to file a tax return — all linked to an investigation into improper financial activities at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center   Read More ...
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FCA-UAW scandal nears new potential target
Detroit – A former United Auto Workers official is under investigation and a potential target of the FBI probe into a multimillion-dollar conspiracy within the top ranks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the union, The Detroit News has learned. Retired UAW Associate Director Virdell King has hired a criminal defense lawyer amid questions about personal purchases made through a UAW-Chrysler National Training Center credit-card account, according to two sources familiar with the investigation   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler to lease facility in Michigan to serve production of new Jeep Wrangler
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is leasing property in Bedford Township to serve production of the new version of the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo. Syncreon, an Auburn Hills logistics company, will operate the facility and is expected to hire more than 250 employees, including warehouse, forklift and commercial drivers. Details about the hiring process have not been released. “The plan is for us to recruit probably a little over 250 people when we get up to full speed (in November), and we will be trucking parts from that site into the Toledo North Assembly Plant, sending about a dozen trucks every hour back and forth," said Dave Phinn, Syncreon's vice president of engineering and projects   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler issues 2 recalls affecting more than 1.3 million vehicles globally
The Dodge Viper will end its production run this summer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. Wochit. Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a pair of voluntary recalls affecting more than 1.3 million vehicles worldwide. One case involves older-model crossovers and can lead to "inadvertent deployment of the driver-side front air bag." The company says it is aware of five potentially related minor accidents, but no injuries   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler issues 2 recalls for more than 1.3M vehicles worldwide
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has issued two new recalls covering more than 1.3 million vehicles worldwide. The first recall is due to wiring that accommodates air-bag function: An FCA US investigation has discovered the wiring may chafe against pieces of steering-wheel trim, potentially causing a short-circuit. This may lead to a second short-circuit that is potentially capable of generating inadvertent deployment of the driver-side front air bag   Read More ...
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FCA to shutter Dodge Viper plant in August
Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will permanently shutter its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, home to the Dodge Viper sports car, effective Aug. 31, the automaker said in a notice to the state. The company said it expects to offer the 87 employees affected by the plant closure jobs at other FCA locations, the automaker said in a letter to the state   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler announces closing of Conner Assembly Plant
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler (FCA US LLC) has announced that is will close its Conner Assembly Plant effective August 31st. According to FCA, the plant located at 20000 Conner St on Detroit's East Side was built in 1966 was purchased by Chrysler in 1995. The Dodge Viper SRT & GTS along with V-10 engines have been produced at the facility since 2012   Read More ...
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(Not) Hot Wheels: Feds say thief left cars, took bins
Detroit — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has two of the most-stolen cars in the country, but one alleged thief scored a multimillion-dollar payday by bypassing the automaker’s fleet. Instead, a Farmington Hills truck driver swiped the plastic — more than $2 million worth of plastic crates and bins owned by FCA — and turned the buckets into cash, federal prosecutors said Thursday   Read More ...
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Dream Cruise won’t have Fiat Chrysler’s regular display
Detroit — You won’t find Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in its usual spot at 13 Mile and Woodward during this year’s 2017 Dream Cruise. Construction at the old Northwood Shopping Center site means the automaker will not host a display at the location as it has over the past 15 years. Property owner Beaumont Hospital is currently redeveloping the lot at the intersection’s southwest corner and has discussed the possibility of building a hotel there   Read More ...
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Cars of tomorrow: Fiat Chrysler honors student designs
For a peek at what Chryslers and Dodges might look like 30 years from now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles designers went to the high school students who might one day be drawing them. Paige Webb, a student from Rochester Hills’ Stoney Creek High School, is among the three winners of FCA’s 2017 Drive for Design Contest announced Thursday. Webb finished third behind Richard Chen of Delmar, Delaware, and first-place winner Davis Kunselman from Macon, Georgia   Read More ...
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Dodge minivans recalled for air bag problem
Detroit — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 297,000 minivans in the U.S. and Canada because the driver’s front air bag can inflate unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravans from 2011 and 2012. The company says eight people have suffered minor injuries from the problem, but no crashes have been reported. Fiat Chrysler says the air bag wiring can chafe against steering wheel trim, causing a short circuit   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 200,000 older model minivans for wiring issue
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 older model minivans in the United State to "provide additional protection for certain wiring," the automaker announced Thursday. Overall, 209,135 vehicles in the U.S. are affected by the recall. Another 87,703 vehicles in Canada are affected. From Fiat Chrysler: An FCA US investigation led to the discovery of a condition that may lead to inadvertent deployment of the driver-side front air bag   Read More ...
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US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests
DETROIT - The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeeps cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees have software that makes them perform differently during normal driving than during lab tests by Environmental Protection Agency.   Read More ...
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U.S. sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions
Detroit — The U.S. Justice Department has filed a civil complaint against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over the automaker’s alleged violations of U.S. clean-air rules with its diesel vehicles. Federal investigators previously alleged FCA did not disclose at least eight auxiliary emission control devices on Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 pickups from the 2014-16 model years with 3-liter diesel engines   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler says it's in discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over claims the company cheated on diesel emissions tests. The EPA said in January that FCA was using software that allowed diesel vehicles to emit more pollution on the road than they do in emissions tests. The EPA said around 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram pickups from the 2014-2016 model years are affected   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler, Google Begin Offering Rides in Self-driving Cars
DETROIT, MICHIGAN — Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving automobiles they are building under an expanding partnership. The companies announced in the spring of last year that they would build 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrids minivans. Those vehicles have been tested in Arizona, California and Michigan. Waymo, Google's self-driving care project, said Tuesday that it will allow hundreds of people in Phoenix to take rides in the vehicles so that it can get feedback on the experience   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler's hourly UAW employees to get $5,000 in 2016 profit sharing
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler's hourly employees will get an additional $5,000, on average, this year as part of the company's 2016 profit sharing program. The automaker said this is an increase from 2015's $4,000 payment, and that this "is the first year that profit sharing will be paid based on the new formula negotiated in 2015 as noted in the last paragraph." From Fiat Chrysler: • Payment acknowledges hourly employees’   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler to put $1 billion into U.S. jobs and revive Jeep Wagoneer
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Sunday announced a $1 billion investment to expand factories in Ohio and Michigan and create 2,000 new jobs in the United States. The announcement is the latest phase in an "industrialization plan" the company announced a year ago. Fiat Chrysler says it will retool a Warren, Michigan, assembly plant to produce new models Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. These large SUVs will bring back a   Read More ...
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Fiat to invest $1 billion in Michigan, Ohio plants, create 2000 jobs
FCA, the U.S. arm of automaker Fiat-Chrysler, announced on Sunday that it would invest a total $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, which will add 2000 new jobs in the United States. The announcement, in what the company said was the second phase of a plan it first made public a year ago, came days after Ford Motor Company decided to scrap a plan to build a   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler to recall 50K SUVs; engines could stall
DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 50,000 small SUVs worldwide because the engines could stall while being driven. The recall covers the Dodge Journey and Jeep Compass and Patriot from the 2016 model year. All have 2-liter or 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. The company says a sensor connector in the engine can malfunction. That can cause the SUVs to either stall or fail to start. Fiat Chrysler says it doesn't   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler to recall 50K SUVs; engines could stall
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 50,000 small SUVs worldwide because the engines could stall while being driven. The recall covers the Dodge Journey and Jeep Compass and Patriot from the 2016 model year. All have 2-liter or 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. The company says a sensor connector in the engine can malfunction. That can cause the SUVs to either stall or fail to start. Fiat Chrysler says it doesn't   Read More ...
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Feds probe Fiat Chrysler shifters for rollaway risk
DETROIT - The U.S. auto safety agency has opened an investigation into complaints that another 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles can roll away after the owners shift transmissions into park, a problem similar to the one being blamed in the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers Fiat Chrysler's top-selling vehicle, the Ram 1500 pickup from the 2013 to 2016   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler picks CES, not Detroit auto show, for reveals
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will not show a new car or truck at the Detroit auto show for the first time in seven years, choosing CES instead.   Read More ...
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Insider Q&A: Tackling Fiat Chrysler's quality issues
DETROIT (AP) — Even before the days of flamboyant CEO Lee Iacocca, quality and reliability problems vexed executives at what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. With few exceptions, the automaker's brands have finished near the bottom of two closely watched customer surveys done by Consumer Reports and J.D. Power. The problems were as serious as engine and transmission glitches and as mundane as gaps between body parts. Things got so   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 224K Jeeps; air bags may not work
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 224,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain 2016 and 2017 Wranglers. The company says in government documents that wiring to a sensor can come loose, cutting off signals to an air bag computer. If that happens, the seat belt pretensioners won't work and the air bags won't deploy. The company says no   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 200K Jeeps; air bags may not work
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain 2016 and 2017 Wranglers. The company says in government documents that wiring to a sensor can come loose, cutting off signals to an air bag computer. If that happens, the seat belt pretensioners won't work and the air bags   Read More ...
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Canadian auto workers ratify Fiat Chrysler deal
Union leaders earlier this week were confident that their nearly 10,000 members who work for automaker would ratify the tentative deal, which was patterned off a previous deal Unifor reached last month with General Motors Co.   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler's Canadian workers ratify new contract
The Canadian union will now turn its attention to Ford, the third and final automaker in this round of negotiations. Unifor has set Oct. 31 as the strike deadline with Ford. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Canadian workers on Sunday voted in favor of a new four-year contract with the automaker that includes $12,000 in bonuses over the next four years and includes a commitment from the automaker to revamp the pain   Read More ...
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Unifor reaches tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler
Unifor reached a tentative agreement late Monday night with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that includes a commitment to invest in the automaker's assembly plant in Brampton, Ont., and provides its workers with their first raises in 10 years. The deal was reached after several days of intense bargaining and, if ratified by workers, includes a $325 million investment in Brampton for a new paint shop and $6.4 million to upgrade the   Read More ...
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Strike looms for Fiat Chrysler in Canada as contract deadline nears
FCA is reluctant to agree to a new contract with the same wage increases that Unifor has in a new contract with General Motors. Unifor, the Canadian union that represents autoworkers, is threatening to go on strike at 11:59 p.m. today if it doesn't reach a contract agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. As of 4 p.m. on Monday the union and FCA had not yet reached an agreement on the   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler sales fell 1% in September despite Ram's gains
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its sales dropped 1% in September, even as the strong performance of its Ram brand failed to lift the company's total U.S. sales to a gain for the month. The Auburn Hills automakers' sales decline is in line with an expected 1.5% decline for the overall industry in September. By brand, FCA's sales rose 27% for Ram but fell 3% for Jeep, 6% for Dodge, 27%   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler CEO cancels Paris auto show appearance
MILAN/DETROIT Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has canceled his appearance at the Paris auto show, a spokesperson for the carmaker said on Tuesday without giving any details. Marchionne, who also serves as CEO and chairman of luxury sportscar brand Ferrari (RACE.MI) (RACE.N), was meant to meet with journalists on Thursday. "The media availability with Sergio Marchionne on Sept. 29 at the Paris Motor Show has been canceled,"   Read More ...
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Fiat Chrysler says 700 jobs will be added at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) announced Tuesday it will create 700 new jobs at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant when the Ram 1500 production begins. investment at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup truck beginning in 2018. This announcement marks nearly $3 billion FCA US has invested in Sterling Heights since 2011. Read back: Here is a release from the   Read More ...
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